The beggining of La Quadrature du Net
In March 2008, in reaction to a disturbing wave of legislative proposals and policies, five activists who had met during the fight against the DADVSI Law, against software patents and for the promotion of the commons, decided to form a collective to carry the values of the free Internet in front of financial and securitarian assaults.
The founders of the collective La Quadrature du Net in 2008 are:
- Christophe Espern
- Jérémie Zimmermann
- Philippe Aigrain
- Gérald Sédrati-Dinet
- Benjamin Sonntag
The association La Quadrature du Net
In 2013, members of the collective decided to make La Quadrature a declared association, composed of nine founding members :
With the help of figures known for their expertise, founding members have composed, between 2017 and 2018, the strategic orientation council, whose mission was to define the axes of work of La Quadrature du Net and to take the decisions necessary to its functioning.
The Opening of La Quadrature du Net
In 2018, La Quadrature du Net has acted the opening of its first circle to around thirty new members. They are activists who have been working on our side for a long time or people of trust whose expertise can help us to better fulfill our missions, and who will be invited to participate to the strategic thinking and actions of the associations. In this way, we will be able to diversify the contributions, enrich our reflexion of a larger diversity of experiences and points of view, and thus create the conditions to a better defense of our liberties in the digital age !
The beggining of a new story…